From SUNTORY MUSEUM of ART:
Suntory Museum of Art opened its doors in 1961, and this year celebrates its 50thanniversary. Since its founding, the Museum has had "Art in Life" as its guiding concept,building a diverse collection of paintings, lacquerware, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, andglassware and holding a wide variety of exhibitions. In March 2007, the Museum moved tothe Tokyo Midtown complex in Roppongi. Under the new banner of "Art revisited, beautyrevealed," the Museum continues to be an active venue for encounters between varioustypes of art and between art and people.Taking a hint from the Museum's motto of "Art revisited, beauty revealed," this applicationaims to make art and other items in the Museum's collection more familiar and accessibleto the general public. It contains images and commentary for 50 masterpieces of varioustypes, including paintings, lacquerware, ceramics, glassware, textiles, and accessories,selected from among the Museum's collection of approximately 3,000 items. Designed toallow people to experience Japanese art, the application not only allows you to view items,but also includes a fun feature that leverages the iPhone's unique capabilities. Just bymoving your hand close to the screen, the display morphs, wrapping and opening itemswith a variety of animations that borrow their motifs from items in the Museum.[Features]- Images and commentaries of 50 masterpieces selected from among the Museum'scollection of approximately 3,000 items.- The ability to change what's displayed by using hand movements close to the screen.- More than ten animations borrowing their motifs from items in the Museum.[Main Content]The application contains a total of fifty items, including the following.Painting- Important Cultural Property: Western Kings on Horseback- Phoenixes by Paulownia Trees- The Mouse StoryLacquerware- National Treasure: Box with fusenry design in mother-of-pearl inlay and maki-e- Important Cultural Property: Writing Box with the scenery of Mt.Ogura in maki-eCeramics- Important Cultural Property: Top-shaped bowl with design of five ships, overglazeenamels and gold- Important Cultural Property: Tripod large dish with pine tree design, underglaze blueGlass- Boat-shaped Satsuma-kiriko bowl with indigo-blue overlay- Inky cap lamp, Emile GallTextiles- Noh costume: Nuihaku type, chrysanthemum, water and mist motifsAccessories- Helmet shaped wooden comb in maki-e[Zooming in on images]The view for individual articles and works has three superimposed layersa menu layer, atext layer, and an image layer. Tap on the screen to switch between layers. To zoom in onthe image, tap on the screen until the image layer is on top, and then pinch out to zoom inon the image.[Notice regarding use]- Copyright of all content in this application is owned by the Suntory Foundation for Arts.Any copying or other form of use of this content in websites, printed matter or in othermedia beyond the scope permitted by the Copyright Act without the authorization of theSuntory Foundation for Arts is prohibited. Requests for permission to use individual imagesshould be directed to the Suntory Museum of Art.- Please refrain from using mobile phones in the Museum.- Please use a WiFi connection for downloading data.